Jan Hartley



Part love letter to Languedoc, part travelogue, part coming-of-a-certain-age memoir, this feel good story invites us to join seventy-eight year-old Jan Hartley as she tries life in southern France. Jan writes with wicked dead-pan humour about her faux-pas and her homesickness, and reflects movingly on the delights of the place she adopts as her home. Jan’s inner journey – brave, hilarious and life-affirming – runs in parallel to her travels through southern France.

Will Jan & Co decide to stay here, or will they return home?

With illustrations by Ginny Fraser.

Publication date: September 2020

Format: Paperback and digital

Price: £7.99, £5.99


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About this book

The Misadventures of Mistress Soul is a book you will cherish as you follow Jan on her adventures and mishaps through Languedoc.  Funny, touching and life-affirming, Jan revels in a culture that is exciting, and daunting. Her heart is young and intrepid, and her joie de vivre shines through her writing.

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E-Book, Paperback